The Queensland Government says it will consider legal action to extend jail time for Daniel Morcombe's convicted killer, Brett Peter Cowan.
As South Australians head to the ballot box, opinion polls have tightened, suggesting there will be a close contest in the state's marginal seats.
A 65-year-old man from the United States has drowned at Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
A Brisbane woman has been hospitalised after a car ploughed through her bedroom and drove over her while she was sleeping, police say.
A Northern Territory Government proposal to introduce legislation that could see pregnant women prosecuted for drinking is facing strong opposition from alcohol research groups and Aboriginal leaders.
The prime minister's electorate will be one of the last stops on a nationwide tour to drum up support for the Gonski education reforms.
A minor earthquake has shaken residents in the Frankston area in Melbourne's outer southeast .
The weather bureau is warning of gale-force winds, high tides and possible flooding in parts of the Top End as cyclone Gillian tracks north-west.
Victory by the Liberal Party in state elections in South Australia and Tasmania would see coast-to-coast conservative governments in Australia.
Canberra's building industry says licensing in the ACT is lax and more mandatory inspections during construction are needed to clamp down on building defects.
A blitz on taxis in Sydney's CBD has confirmed that many are in a state of poor repair.
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